I came across a Chicago Style Pizza recipe while standing in a grocery store check out lane. I had never attempted it, but had thought about trying my hand at it. Let me tell you, it was so simple! The recipe I read called for a homemade crust, which is a bit out of my comfort zone, so I improvised. I will step outside of easy and simple, one day, and make it all from scratch, even the crust! But for now, here is my version.
Here’s how easy this was…instead of homemade pizza crust, I used pizza dough from the refrigerated section and canned tomato products.. It made for a super simple meal right before a little league game! This pizza was definitely a home run!
Ingredients for Chicago Style Pizza:
(These ingredients will make 2 pizzas.)
2 cans Pillsbury regular crust pizza dough
1 (8oz.) can Tomato paste
1 (8 oz.) can Tomato sauce
1 (15 oz.) can Diced tomatoes
3-4 Tbsp. of Italian seasoning
How to make Chicago Style Pizza:
(This recipe will make 2 pizzas.)
Open the cans of pizza crust.
Unroll into a greased 9×13 glass dish, and a greased 8×11 glass dish. (These are the sizes I have, use similar sizes to make your pizzas.)
You will want the edges of the pizza crust to kind of roll down inside the dishes.
Empty the canned tomatoes, sauce, paste, and italian seasonings into a blender, or use a bowl and an immersion blender.
Mix well. Homemade tomato sauce!
Spread the sauce on the rolled out crusts, top with anything and everything you can imagine!
I didn’t do this, but it would be a great addition if YOU did. Baste the crust with some melted butter with garlic mixed in, once it comes out of the oven. Home run for sure!!